The Waldo Canyon Fire west of Colorado Springs has been called the worst in the state’s history.
On July 4, NASA’s Terra satellite snapped a photo of the scar left behind by the massive blaze, which has burned more than 18,000 acres of land.
In this artificially-coloured image, red shows vegetation-covered land. That huge swath of dark brown shows the most severely burned area.
Large image below:
Photo: NASA’s Earth Observatory
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